Balloon Ban

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is partnering with cities and towns across Florida's coastlines to implement a ban on balloons.

Florida’s East Coast is home to some of the most densely utilized sea turtle nesting beaches in the country. At Loggerhead Marinelife Center, hospital staff regularly treat turtles with complications due to marine debris ingestion.

Balloons are often released, purposefully or by accident, and end up littering the ocean. Deflated balloons resemble jellies, a common prey item for sea turtle species. In an effort to promote the safety and protection of marine life, LMC launched a Balloon ban initiative to help mitigate marine debris. Bring the balloon ban to you!

For more information, please contact Katie O'Hara at kohara@marinelife.org.

PARTICIPATING MUNICIPALITIES

•   Jupiter
•   Juno Beach
•   Palm Beach County (Loggerhead Park)
•   Lake Worth
•   South Palm Beach
•   Lantana
•   Dania Beach
•   Hollywood
•   Hallandale
•   Surfside
•   Miami Lakes
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Fernandina Beach

What Goes Up Must Come Down

39 balloons were found by our research team on just a 7 mile stretch of beach in just a couple of hours!

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